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Netflix Spokesperson Steve Swasey Departs

14 May, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Longtime Netflix corporate communications executive Steve Swasey no longer is employed by the streaming video-on-demand rental service.

No reason was given for Swasey’s departure, including when he left, a receptionist at Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix’s corporate headquarters told Home Media Magazine.

Swasey, who had been with Netflix since 2005, together with CEO Reed Hastings, CFO David Wells and chief content officer Ted Sarandos, was one of the rental service’s most public voices dealing with the media.

Swasey had been reporting to chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland, who joined Netflix in February 2011 from The Walt Disney Co., where he was SVP of corporate communications.

In a text message, Swasey said all was well and that he would provide an update about his situation shortly.

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